Burgers are best during summer! And with the temps heating up, now is the perfect time! From custom made to summer themed—we’re starving after seeing these burger pics. Let’s get one right now! 

Burgh’ers Brewing Lawrenceville  

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Perfectly sized, thin, crispy smash burgers for 11 years! What sets them apart? Burgh’ers Brewing AKA “Granddaddy Smash” is the first elevated burger joint to bring smash burgers to the mainstream. The chef driven menu highlights culturally significant areas around the greater Pittsburgh area. Order a thoughtfully crafted burger or create your own! They won the 2013 James Beard competition for what is known as the blend burger. (25% local mushrooms mixed into the meat patty). The focus is keeping their food and environment as healthy as possible. Also, did we mention they have the best fried chicken around?! But that’s a whole new conversation. Until then, stop by either location in Zelie or Lawrenceville and see for yourself!

August Henry’s Burger Bar

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It all starts with the meat! This isn’t your ordinary grocery story ground beef but instead a premium blend of dry aged ribeye, New York strip, sirloin, and chuck. Their burgers are seared to perfection on the flattop in order to lock in flavors & juiciness. Finished with toppings, sauces, and more to create your favorite Pgh-made burger! Locally owned and operated, their small business offers much more than delicious burgers. They also serve up a kick-ass happy hour and a friendly, laid back atmosphere!


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At Stack’d, you can let your imagination run wild and customize the ultimate burger! They offer a HUGE selection of buns, meats, cheeses, sauces, and toppings boasting thousands of potential burger combinations. Wash it down with a craft beer from their extensive draft list, or if you’re in the mood for something a little sweeter, try one of their heavenly hand-spun shakes. Stop by one of their four locations in Oakland, Shadyside, Wexford, and Hampton and create the best burger you’ve ever had!   


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Juicy custom burgers, thick delicious shakes! It’s fun and easy to customize. Pick a burger, pick a bun, pick a rub, get cheezy, sauce it, and drive it home with a one buck topping or no buck topping. If you don’t feel like making your own, the menu has great options–Meat your maker, cha-cha chicken, Mortys steakhouse and more. Thirsty? How about a summer shake! You have to try their extra thick shakes, spun to order. Caramel pretzel, Oreo peanut butter pie, and Cookie Monster are just a few!

Bill’s Bar & Burger (Liberty Avenue) 

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Handmade griddle burgers to sweet milkshakes. It’s classic American fare. Family meals to go, including the shake up dinner. This month only features the big kahuna burger (shaved ham, glazed pineapple,bbq sauce, Dijonaise, pepper Jack cheese, ltp). You can order online as well!

PGH Sandwich Society 

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Putting a Pittsburgh spin on classic sandwiches, PGH Sandwich Society food truck is a must have during the summer. New sandwich alert! Check out the  “It feels like summer to me” (Pork Edition- Marinated Pork, grilled sweet potatoes, grilled red onion, grilled zucchini, grilled red pepper, aioli, toasted everything brioche). Also be sure to try the In-N-Aht Burger and Veggie Burger! #PGHSandwichSociety  

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Josh McCann

Josh has been writing for Made in PGH since 2018, where he writes about upcoming events. He’s a Point Park University graduate and teaches high school English. In his free time you’ll find him playing guitar and writing new songs.

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